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#115724 - 12/12/03 05:59 PM Free dish installations
Ryan_J Offline
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Registered: 08/19/03
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Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
I saw this at work today...


Then realized the same guy must have done the whole street!
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#115725 - 12/12/03 07:17 PM Re: Free dish installations
dougwells Offline

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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: kamloops BC Canada
I install about 15 Star Choice systems a week. That top photo sure would not be compliant for our CEC. I wonder why it was installed that way. On the Bottom photos I sure wish our jobs were that easy.

[This message has been edited by dougwells (edited 12-12-2003).]

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#115726 - 12/12/03 11:33 PM Re: Free dish installations
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Well....the excuse could be the dishes are grounded/bonded/whatever.

Interesting construction.....you don't see row-houses like that (and that clean) in da big city here. Dig the numbers on the street too.

In all seriusness, is there a chance that water can leak through the holes that contain the bolts holding the antenna to the meter pan?

What if one of those screws hit a live conductor in there? God help the person who goes ahead to try and re-align the dish after it's been knocked out of position by a runaway basketball.

Betcha the guy used sheet metal screws.....

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#115727 - 12/13/03 06:06 AM Re: Free dish installations
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I really do not think that they are mounted to the meters. They are mounted just above the meters on the wall.

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#115728 - 12/13/03 09:01 AM Re: Free dish installations
Ryan_J Offline
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Registered: 08/19/03
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In the first picture you couldn't even open the panel.

In the second picture I wanted to bring up a question: This is a violation of dedicated working space. How many of you would red-tag for it though?

Sven: These are townhouses that are about 3(?) years old.
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#115729 - 12/13/03 11:28 AM Re: Free dish installations
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: kamloops BC Canada
The one that is mounted behind that tree will probably loose signal when the leaves return in the summer

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#115730 - 12/14/03 02:41 AM Re: Free dish installations
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Apparently the installer has no common sense.

I wonder whether he had a ladder either: Why did he mount all these dishes so low?

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#115731 - 12/14/03 08:38 AM Re: Free dish installations
electure Offline

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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
The installer that put my dish up when I lived "out in the sticks" got paid per unit.
The guy worked his tail off, as I had so many trees around that he couldn't get a good shot at the satellite.
Maybe this one was trying to make up for folks like me.
Re: the second picture
Is this really a violation?
You know, our "combination", or "all-in-one" resi services here have an inherent problem, in that the cover hinges are normally mounted on the top.
It's not uncommon to see guys working on a panel with the cover balanced on their head. I unscrew them, and set them aside, but then I'm old, not bold...S

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#115732 - 12/14/03 09:03 AM Re: Free dish installations
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
In the first picture it wouldn't surprise me if the Customer was being insistant about having the dish mounted low so it wouldn't 'ugly up' the wall. The Installer is at fault though for not knowing better.

Bill

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#115733 - 12/14/03 10:52 PM Re: Free dish installations
Big Jim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Denver, CO USA
Just to add to the overall quality, notice how close the gas meters are to the services.

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